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October 27, 1999
WEEKEND SCHEDULE Friday--Rookie practice, 10 a.m.; practice, 10:30-noon; practice, 3-4 p.m. Saturday--Practice, 8-9 a.m.; qualifying, 10:30-12:30 p.m. Sunday--Warmup, 9-9:30 a.m.; Marlboro 500, noon. POINT STANDINGS 1. Dario Franchitti 209 2. Juan Montoya 200 3. Paul Tracy 161 4. Michael Andretti 151 5. Max Papis 133 6. Adrian Fernandez 120 7. Christian Fittipaldi 107 8. Gil de Ferran 104 9. Greg Moore 97 10. Jimmy Vasser 94 MANUFACTURERS STANDINGS 1. Honda Turbo V8 371 2.
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April 13, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Juan Pablo Montoya celebrated his return to Long Beach after 14 years with a fourth-place finish. Montoya won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 1999 but then left for Formula One racing in 2001 and, six years later, NASCAR stock car racing. He's back in IndyCar with Team Penske. The Colombian started 16th, was sent to the back of the 23-car field for improperly entering the pits when they were closed but then gained several spots thanks to a multicar crash midway through the race.
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October 25, 2000
WEEKEND SCHEDULE Friday--Rookie practice, 10:10 a.m.; practice, 10:30--noon; practice 2--3 p.m. Saturday--Practice, 8--9 a.m.; qualifying 10:45--12:45 p.m. Sunday--Warmup, 8:15--8:45 a.m.; 11:30 a.m., CART FedEx Championship Series MARLBORO 500 (250 Laps/500 Miles) POINT STANDINGS 1. Gil de Ferran 153 2. Adrian Fernandez 148 3. (tie) Paul Tracy 134 3. (tie) Kenny Brack 134 5. Roberto Moreno 131 6. Jimmy Vasser 131 7. Michael Andretti 127 8. Helio Castroneves 125 9. Juan Montoya 123 10.
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April 12, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Juan Pablo Montoya leaned his back against a wall, adjusted his sunglasses and waited for the next reporter to put a camera or voice recorder in front of him. It was media day for drivers in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. And though it's been 14 years since Montoya raced in the event, he was the center of attention. Montoya is the prodigal son who has returned with fanfare to the Verizon IndyCar Series after stints in Formula One and, for the last seven years, NASCAR stock car racing.
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May 29, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only thing that slowed Juan Montoya on Sunday in the Indianapolis 500 was the weather. After a three-hour delay caused by morning showers, the CART champion from Colombia made short work of the best the rival Indy Racing League could throw at him. A rookie by Indy 500 standards, Montoya led 167 of the 200 laps in a Olds-powered G Force to win the 84th 500 for Chip Ganassi's Target team in front of 400,000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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June 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Sensational CART FedEx Series rookie Juan Montoya won the rain-shortened Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland on Sunday, his fourth victory in nine races. "It's not easy," said Montoya, a 23-year-old Colombian. "I'm pushing as hard as I can at every track." But it didn't look particularly hard for series points leader Montoya as he cruised to the finish line more than 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Gil de Ferran. The checkered flag was shown at the end of lap 90--10 before the scheduled finish.
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November 1, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Winning a million dollars should be reason to celebrate, but for Adrian Fernandez and Juan Montoya the million-dollar payoffs came Sunday with saddened hearts. Fernandez won the Marlboro 500 before an estimated 90,000 spectators at California Speedway for $1 million, and Montoya's fourth-place finish earned the Colombian rookie $1 million as the CART FedEx series champion.
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September 17, 2001 | Associated Press
Juan Montoya won the Italian Grand Prix Sunday at Monza, on a somber day of auto racing at a track that is usually among the most boisterous in the sport. The Colombian won for the first time in Formula One. The race was subdued not only because of the terrorist attacks in New York and Arlington, Va., but because of Saturday's CART race in Germany in which star driver Alex Zanardi lost his legs. "I'm glad this weekend is over," world championship driver Michael Schumacher said.
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September 16, 2001 | Shav Glick
Juan Montoya won the pole position Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, and Michael Schumacher honored terrorist victims by a driving a car with a black nose. It was the third pole of the season for Montoya, a former CART champion in his first season in Formula One. Driving a Williams-BMW, the Colombian edged Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello by .31 of a second. Barrichello will be in the front row today for the third time this year. Montoya had the fastest lap of 1 minute 22.
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June 6, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Juan Montoya finally made his car owner's big gamble pay off. Montoya, driving for Chip Ganassi, gave the Toyota Champ car engine its first-ever CART victory and put himself back in the championship battle with a victory Monday in the rain-postponed Miller Lite 225 at the Milwaukee Mile at West Allis, Wis. The defending CART series champion dominated in winning the Indianapolis 500, the rival Indy Racing League's showcase race on May 28.
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September 17, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
If you're a race-car driver in search of a job, it helps to know a billionaire. Racing mogul Roger Penske hired Juan Pablo Montoya to join his IndyCar team next year even though Penske doesn't yet have a single sponsor to help finance Montoya's car for even one race. No matter. Penske is willing to take a chance on Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000 with owner Chip Ganassi but hasn't raced Indy-style cars since then. "The bottom line for us is that Juan has been a winner," Penske President Tim Cindric told reporters Monday.
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August 14, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
It was a stunning moment when open-wheel racing star Juan Pablo Montoya announced in 2006 that he was moving to NASCAR stock-car racing. Here was a celebrated Colombian who had won the Indianapolis 500 and several races in the international Formula One series. including the Monaco Grand Prix, ready to bang fenders at tracks in Bristol, Tenn., and Darlington, S.C., among other NASCAR stops. "Historic" was the way NASCAR President Mike Helton put Montoya's desire to compete in the most popular form of U.S. motor racing.
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July 26, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS - For NASCAR's drivers, at least, the Brickyard 400 remains one of the Sprint Car Series' marquee events despite the race's sliding attendance in recent years. "It's the obvious second" in prestige, Clint Bowyer said Friday before practicing for the 20th running of the race Sunday. "It's the Daytona 500 and then the Brickyard. " NASCAR estimated that 125,000 spectators attended last year's race. That's a sizable crowd but smaller than the 200,000-plus who came to the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994 to see the novelty of stock cars racing around the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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July 25, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS - Paul Menard probably will feel bittersweet emotions when the NASCAR driver returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. Menard won the Brickyard 400 at Indy in 2011 for his first Sprint Cup Series victory, ending four years of winless frustration. But Menard hasn't won since. As NASCAR prepares for this year's Brickyard 400 on Sunday, the 32-year-old Menard has gone 71 races without revisiting Victory Lane. While five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has won races every year since he joined the series full time in 2002, including four victories this season, several other drivers continue to slog through winless streaks that extend well beyond one of the series' 36-race seasons.
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June 2, 2013 | Wire reports
Tony Stewart made a late outside pass on Juan Pablo Montoya and held on Sunday at Dover (Del.) International Speedway to end a winless streak at 30 races. Stewart hadn't even had a top-five finish this season and was stuck in 20th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings. He took the lead with the pass with three laps left in the 400-mile race. Seven-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson appeared to have the car to beat but jumped a restart and had to serve a pass-through penalty.
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August 4, 2012 | Wire reports
Elliott Sadler rebounded from the disappointment of his jumped-restart penalty last week in Indianapolis to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Newton, Iowa, on Saturday night. Sadler denied Ricky Stenhouse Jr. a fourth straight victory at Iowa Speedway, and increased his lead in the series standings to 18 points over Austin Dillon . Sadler won the pole with a track-record qualifying speed of 135.141 mph and was near or at the front of the pack the entire race. He overtook Justin Allgaier on the 192nd lap and went on to his fourth victory of the season.
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April 19, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again, it appears that Chip Ganassi, champ car racing's developer of champions, has taken on another project for Formula One. The way Juan Pablo Montoya, his rookie CART FedEx driver from Colombia, dominated the 25th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach before close to 100,000 fans on Sunday, it will probably be only time--perhaps a year or two--before he returns to his roots in F1. As did his predecessor at Target/Chip Ganassi Racing, Alex Zanardi.
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May 21, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is no sign of the IRL and CART making peace in the open-wheel racing world, but the Indianapolis 500 offers a look at what might have been. Greg Ray, the Indy Racing League champion, and Juan Montoya, the Championship Auto Racing Teams champion, will start alongside each other on the front row of the 84th renewal of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" on May 28. After Montoya ran four laps Saturday around Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile rectangular oval at 223.
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June 23, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
As NASCAR arrives in California wine country to take on the twisty Infineon Raceway road course in Sonoma, what's notable is how many of its top drivers already are in danger of missing the sport's title playoff. Drivers such as Juan Pablo Montoya (15th in points), Kasey Kahne (19th), Joey Logano (23rd) and Jeff Burton (25th) are among those needing to pick up the pace with 11 races left before the Sprint Cup Series opens its 10-race Chase playoff Sept. 18. The top 10 drivers in points after 26 races advance to the Chase.
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March 25, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
The always aggressive Kyle Busch has had his fair share of feuds with other NASCAR drivers in his six-year career, but Busch did his best Friday to sidestep a new one with Carl Edwards. As he waited for Auto Club Speedway to dry after a night and morning of rain in Southern California, Busch said he was less concerned with Edwards than with winning Sunday's Auto Club 400 in Fontana, the Cup series' fifth race of the season. Then, when the track was deemed dry enough for the drivers' first practice, Busch promptly hit an undetected wet spot and lost control of his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
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